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Hustle, Hit. Never Quit

Hustle, Hit. Never Quit

Alyssa Tierney, Online Manager

August 27, 2017


Filed under Feature, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Sports

Luke Dunham is here to answer why 1,085,272 high school students played tackle football in the 2015-2016 school year. Frontline: You’ve played Vanguard Football for three years. What makes this upcoming season different? Luke Dunham: I’m a senior this year, and it will be my last season ...

The Season Comes to An End

The Season Comes to An End

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer

November 27, 2016


Filed under El Mo News, Showcase, Sports

Friday night marks the third consecutive year El Modena has fallen in the CIF Semifinals, this time losing to Yorba Linda 28-21. The game was looked upon as the two best teams in Division 8, each playing for a spot in the CIF Championship game. Even though the Vanguards had previously defeated Yorba...

El Modena Returns to the Semifinals

El Modena Returns to the Semifinals

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer

November 19, 2016


Filed under El Mo News, Showcase, Sports

Last Friday, the Vanguards were victorious in Oxnard, defeating the Rio Mesa Spartans 35-21. The win did not come easy, with cold weather and a foreign environment. The Vanguards were also playing without a few key injured players. Wide receiver Frankie Islas was a leading portion of the offensive...

El Modena Surges Into Round 2

El Modena Surges Into Round 2

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer

November 12, 2016


Filed under El Mo News, Showcase, Sports

El Modena strongly handled Sunny Hills on Thursday night, beating the Lancers 35-13. The Vanguards were facing a one note offense from Sunny Hills, who had one main play known as "Tiller toss". They also possessed an offense designed to kill clock time and keep the ball out of the other team's hands...

El Modena Powers Into CIF

El Modena Powers Into CIF

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer

November 9, 2016


Filed under El Mo News, Showcase, Sports

El Modena won another league championship for the second year in a row, beating Brea Olinda 37-24. The Vanguards made up for last years loss, and held a commanding lead throughout the game. The offense stayed balanced, and the defense shut down Brea Olinda for most of the game. The game, unlike last...

El Modena Improves to 8-1

El Modena Improves to 8-1

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer

October 29, 2016


Filed under El Mo News, Showcase, Sports

El Modena improved to 8-1 on the season Thursday night,  shutting out Esperanza 45-0. The Vanguards were firing on all cylinders, with great offensive, defensive and special teams play. By halftime, El Mo had a 24-0 shutout behind a solid offensive run game with Dillon Keefe and Andrew Carvajal leading...

El Modena Opens League With Victory

El Modena Opens League With Victory

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer

October 22, 2016


Filed under El Mo News, Showcase, Sports

El Modena continued their dominant season on Thursday night, opening up League with a 34-20 victory against El Dorado. The Vanguards were picked to beat the Golden Hawks, and did so with an overpowering run game. Dillon Keefe rushed for almost 270 yards, behind a tough offensive line. The first half...

El Modena Powers Past Foothill

El Modena Powers Past Foothill

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer

October 16, 2016


Filed under El Mo News, Showcase, Sports

El Modena surged past Foothill for the first time since 2009, and built momentum for the upcoming North Hills League with a 28-9 victory. The Vanguards held the Knights to 3 field-goals throughout the game, and used a complimentary blend of power running and passing to pummel down the Foothill defense....

El Modena Rolls On

El Modena Rolls On

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer

October 2, 2016


Filed under El Mo News, Showcase, Sports

Last Friday, El Modena was victorious once again, spoiling Yorba Linda's perfect season with a 42-21 win. Coming into the game, the Vanguards were once again predicted to lose. This has become a running theme throughout this season, but a role that El Mo seems to enjoy. Playing as an underdog gives...

Another Nail-Biter For El Modena

Another Nail-Biter For El Modena

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer

September 11, 2016


Filed under El Mo News, Sports

The Vanguards had another crazy finish Thursday night against Kennedy at Handel Stadium. Going into the game, El Modena was predicted to lose to Kennedy. In fact, Elmo was down 14-7 during half-time. The game began to pick up directly after the half, though, with the Vanguards scoring immediately...

The Grind Starts Now

The Grind Starts Now

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer

September 3, 2016


Filed under El Mo News, Sports

El Modena kicked off the season with a nail-biter against Woodbridge. Woodbridge, coming off a loss to Cypress in another close game, was looking for revenge on El Modena for the previous defeats in years past. Also, the Warriors possessed a star running back in Connor McBride. On the flip side, El...

Elmo Has Spirit

Elmo Has Spirit

Clarissa Covarrubias, Online Manager

September 2, 2016


Filed under El Mo News, Showcase, Sports

  This past Thursday, September first, El Modena High School hosted a pep rally in the school gym to get the spirit of the football season started. The event took place during lunch and was attended by more than half of the students on campus. Each grade level had there own seating area: freshman...

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